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Sprint Hero 2.1 Update has been officially released

19 May

That’s right, it is finally out.  Now the question stands, will it be as great as many of us have hoped?  Though Sprint has been holding out on us for months to “fix bugs”, flipz from geekfor.me has already picked out many bugs in the new RUU that he used for his custom build of the rom.  So, here is a question for those of you who have already upgraded to flipz version, will you take the risk of upgrading to the official signed upgrade, where no root may exist for quite a while?  Those of you who bought an iPod 3g when they first came out, remember how long it took before anyone could get the jailbreak untethered.  Personally, I’m not going to upgrade to the official until it is ripped apart by the modding community.

As many of you have probably noticed though, the version number (2.27.651.5)  for the official release on the Sprint website, is the same as the leaked version, that flipz already has in his new fresh rom 2.1.1.  So if you already have the 2.1.1 from flipz, dont update.  But if you haven’t rooted, and dont feel like it for some personal reason, then grab the update, and tell us what you think.

This update includes the following:

• Upgraded OS to Android 2.1 Éclair
• Enhancements to Sense UI
• Enhanced corporate email support
• Includes a variety of minor bug fixes (many more are fixed, and will probably be fixed my flipz way before Sprint or Google get to it)

So Sprint and Google, why is that these few people can make and update your messed up roms, with no training from Sprint or Google, and no paycheck?  And it takes you months to do anything?  Something better be coming in the near future that will blow us all away.

Nicholas Petty – Author and founder of ImOnFire


One more update for Sprint Hero 2.1

14 May

As many of you already know, the Samsung Moment 2.1 update has been released this morning.  Bring it into your nearest Sprint Store or Radio Shack and they’ll update it free of charge.  The Hero 2.1 though, is still being held, now because of a disagreement of  between Sprint and Android, Sprint wanting to update via USB, and Android wanting to update OTA (over-the-air).  So it will be postponed until one of them budges.  But hey, at least we know now that its out and ready.  I’ll update once I know a little more.

Android 2.1 update to be released May 10th

22 Apr


After speaking to my Sprint Rep today, he told me that they are starting training on the 2.1 firmware. The main reason they’re doing training is because the update will not be OTA. Users will have to connect there computers for the update. Some stores will offer to do this for you, only so they can push sales for cases, other accessories, and upgrades.